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Cuyahoga falls into darkness after a citywide blackout

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio – A power outage in Cuyahoga Falls is affecting residents and businesses for a second day.

According to city officials, the FirstEnergy pole at Portage Trail Extension West caught fire and snapped.

FirstEnergy feeds one of the city’s main transmission lines to the Valley substation, which is where the fire started.

The blackout forced facilities like the Cuyahoga Falls library to close early Tuesday morning.

Drivers were urged to take precautions because the traffic lights were also off.

Power was supposed to be restored at 10 pm on Tuesday.

Police told FOX 8 on Wednesday morning around 4 a.m. that there was still no power, although the FirstEnergy outage map indicated that power had been restored.

FOX 8 crews returned to Cuyahoga Falls on Wednesday morning and found that everything was still dark.

Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Waters says FirstEnergy says they have a specialized team at the substation doing repairs due to a main breaker not working.

Repairs to the damaged post were made overnight.

He did not have an estimate of when the power would be restored.

FirstEnergy has not released information about the delay.

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